Hiawatha EP2 #E-5 delivered.

u18b Apr 29, 2017

  1. u18b

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    A couple of weeks ago, I finished the next EP2 in this massive project.

    This one was a bit harder not only because the paint scheme was a real challenge (working around all these brass details) but also the lights were very hard.

    But I was pleased with the results.

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  2. HemiAdda2d

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    Looks awesome! Just add the Oly Hi!
     
  3. Eagle2

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    Very nice.
     
  4. u18b

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    Where?
     
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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    Preferably on Pipestone Pass! St. Paul Pass would be equally nice.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    I believe he was referring to those cars which would be found behind the Bipolar.
     
  7. atsf_arizona

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    Masterful. The closer one looks, the more one appreciates the mastery :).
     
  8. HemiAdda2d

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    As far as those cars, I'll defer to a real MILW expert. The Olympian Hiawatha would look great behind it.
     
  9. PGE-N°2

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    Wow! I just found this thread. I have one of the original brass EP-2s, so not 100% detail accurate, but it does need some paint and could use some lights.

    You shouldn't have to wait too much longer for some Kato cars to pull behind it, either.
     
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  10. EMD F7A

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    Feel free to send the next one my way! Heck... who doesn't have a spare $x,000 lying around? :D
     
  11. Kurt Moose

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    Dang that's beautiful!! Can just picture it rolling thru the Cascades of Snoqualmie Pass, over Hull Creek trestle!!:love:
     
  12. u18b

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    Thanks for your compliments guys.

    I've been a little slow at finishing E-4.

    But I'm at the painting stage.
     
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  13. Kurt Moose

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    Kato is making the complete post-1952 Olympian Hiawatha in N-scale! I believe its due out in March 2018?

    Would look perfect behind this!!(y)(y)(y)
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    How faithful to the prototype? That is my question.... I actually saw real Bipolars as a boy, and grew up nearby to Snoqualmie Pass....
     
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  15. Kurt Moose

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    From the looks of the preproduction examples, it's pretty spot-on!
     
  16. Kurt Moose

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  17. u18b

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    Guys....

    The Olympian Hiawatha is due out from Kato in a few days--- not 2018.
     
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  18. PGE-N°2

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    I managed to get some pics of a pre-production sample at the local train show last weekend.

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  19. EMD F7A

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    WOW sir! Those are STUNNING! That long dome has some amazing glass, and the windows & frames look amazing! Boy this year has been too good to us... if Kato wants to keep things rolling with a NCL I'm IN. This Hiawatha is quite a doozie, look at that pilot on the FP-7!
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Just for fun here- That "long dome" was known as a "Super Dome."
     
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